Markel and Gayner are well known in our circles. Do not expect anything new here.Continue reading “Potential for a double whammy – Markel (MKL)”
Category: Initial Analysis
Protector Forsikring (PROT NO), March 2022
I was casually reading about hte company for some time and finally took a closer look. Judging from the recent share price development, taking so long was rather expensive …Continue reading “Protector Forsikring (PROT NO), March 2022”
About Russian stocks (learnings from a drafted quicky)
I started this post in October 2020 and never finished it.Continue reading “About Russian stocks (learnings from a drafted quicky)”
Quicky on Brighthouse Financial (BHF US), Jackson Financial (JXN US) – abandoned
BHF and JXN might be true bargains, but they are complicatedContinue reading “Quicky on Brighthouse Financial (BHF US), Jackson Financial (JXN US) – abandoned”
Mo-BRUK (MBR PW), Oct 2021
I wanted to take a closer look for some time. Finally started some weeks ago and already bought a (starter?) position …Continue reading “Mo-BRUK (MBR PW), Oct 2021”
Quálitas (Q* MM), July 2021
Quálitas is referred to as the Mexican Progressive.Continue reading “Quálitas (Q* MM), July 2021”
Shinoken (8909 JP), June 2021
Shinoken seems like a good bet to take.Continue reading “Shinoken (8909 JP), June 2021”
We all look for quality businesses … at the same crowded places. I placed a bet on Qualitás elsewhere.
We are all looking for high quality businesses. Mostly this high quality is apparent (to everyone) only when the price has reached levels from where it is very much fun to look backwards. Many investors find high quality businesses within the ranks of well known companies and better known stocks (and ticker symbols). Maybe I have found something off the beaten path in less crowded markets …Continue reading “We all look for quality businesses … at the same crowded places. I placed a bet on Qualitás elsewhere.”
Germans buy stocks (again). Time to review Tick TS …
With Trade Republic, Germany has its own robinhood – though the app’s gamification /products /users and stimuli to gamble instead of investing at the financial markets is not as extreme as its American role model Robinhood. But, Germans start to invest again …Continue reading “Germans buy stocks (again). Time to review Tick TS …”
The world needs cheap high-quality generics. And investments! Hidden growing Krka might do …
I instantly liked the company’s fundamentals, and its foreign ‘hidden’ character. It seems to fly very much under the radar when international investors are concerned. I generally believe this to be a real advantage and can be a strong investor’s edge.
Looking at the company more closely, I liked the vertically integrated business model. But I had to be careful, since I bought into a competitor some years ago. And that investment turned out …Continue reading “The world needs cheap high-quality generics. And investments! Hidden growing Krka might do …”
I looked at the Banking Industry and I invested in this Asian company! (Silverlake)
This is part six and at the same time the last piece of my series on banks, for the time being. In this post I will do a quick recap of the series and take a look at my learnings.
More important for you: I analysed a company I had on my to-do-list for some time now …Continue reading “I looked at the Banking Industry and I invested in this Asian company! (Silverlake)”
Quicky #5 on Gilead
This is part #5 on Gilead Sciences, Inc. of which I own shares (GILD US) since a few years without doing a thorough company analysis so far. The share price of GILD saw a recent high of $84 on remdesivir hopes in late April, but is now at a multi-year low of $60. Time for me to take a look …Continue reading “Quicky #5 on Gilead”
Is Tencent Music (TME) worth buying for its massive long-term growth potential?
[This post was published with password protection on Sept 22 but is now reposted without protection] Spotify is a very well known company in Western Europe and the US. Chances are that you use either Spotify’s services or any other service from Apple, Google, Amazon, etc! Spotify’s investing story rides on the huge secular growth trend of music streaming and podcasts, accelerated through covid-19, resulting in its one year stock price performance of +60%. Spotify’s profitability might be an issue, though. But there might be a more profitable alternative for investors …Continue reading “Is Tencent Music (TME) worth buying for its massive long-term growth potential?”
Quicky #1 on Sino AG: It owns a sexy asset!
The German company Sino AG (XTP) offers high performance online brokerage services. What is interesting about the company is that a few years ago …Continue reading “Quicky #1 on Sino AG: It owns a sexy asset!”
What is Flow Traders’ potential as it is successfully riding the ETF investment trend?
Flow Traders N.V. is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) that massively profits from the ongoing trend to passive investments (read more in my prior post). As such, it could benefit tremendously in the years and decades to come leveraging its technology and its growing global presence. This post will analyse Flow Traders potential in more detail …Continue reading “What is Flow Traders’ potential as it is successfully riding the ETF investment trend?”
My initial Thoughts on Competitive Advantages and Economic Moats
Moats were useful in ancient times to defend a castle from adversaries. It is defensive work that makes it harder for attackers to infiltrate the caste. (Economic) Moat is an expression used in the domain of value investing describing specific features protecting a business from competitors.Continue reading “My initial Thoughts on Competitive Advantages and Economic Moats”
My Guest Contribution at valueDACH is Online
The article is about a very interesting invesmtent idea with a huge upside potential. It offers exposure to participate in the African growth story through a European company and the streaming boom at the same time ….Continue reading “My Guest Contribution at valueDACH is Online”
Investing in Music Streaming and African Growth at the same Time?
Music streaming is a very popular investing topic for some time now, but if investors in streaming companies (i.e. Spotify) are best placed to participate in the music streaming value creation is not yet clear. Investing in the African growth story is older and was hyped time and again. The discussed company might be a good opportunity to participate in both trends with limited downside risk via a French company …Continue reading “Investing in Music Streaming and African Growth at the same Time?”
Is Progressive an Interesting Long-Term Buy for You?
The Progressive Corporation (PGR) is a growing American insurance holding company, predominantly selling automobile insurance, leveraging technology and industry leading segmentation to grow its market share. I take a deeper look into this interesting company…Continue reading “Is Progressive an Interesting Long-Term Buy for You?”
How do Share Buy Backs and Other Sorts of Capital Allocation create Shareholder Value for You?
As a shareholder, you do want to know if all these share buy backs create value for you (and me) …Continue reading “How do Share Buy Backs and Other Sorts of Capital Allocation create Shareholder Value for You?”
Is Oriental Watch the right Hong Kong bargain I want to buy right now?
Oriental Watch Holding Ltd. (Oriental Watch, OW) is a holding company that is listed in Hong Kong (398 HK) since 1993. It is active as a luxury watch retailer in greater China with stores in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan. I got the initial idea from a blog I highly recommend you to follow! …
Is SES a good buy after shares are down 30% after FY 2019 results?
SES S.A. is an abbreviation for Société Européenne des Satellites. SES is a holding company based in Luxembourg offering satellite communications services globally through its subsidiaries. The company offers services for cable television networks, Internet access, corporate networks, network facilities, telecommunications services, and audiovisual broadcasting serving corporates and governments.Continue reading “Is SES a good buy after shares are down 30% after FY 2019 results?”
The ongoing Trend to Passive Investments and Two related Investment Ideas
I recently started my first monthly ETF savings plan (finally!) in January 2020 and it appears that I was rather late compared to millions of other ETF investors. Since more and more private investors are using ETFs as a cheap, effective and very diversified solution to capture broad equity* exposure globally, I wanted to research some investment ideas reaping benefits from this ongoing trend.
Fundamental Valuation of Check Point Software (CHKP)
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is an Israeli Company, that develops and sells Information Technology Security products. It is growing much slower than its highflying peers (Palo Alto, Fireeye, Fortinet) but it is very profitable. I do not have a good IT knowledge, but anyway, I wanted to perform a DCF Valuation of this Company for a long time now!
Initial Valuation of Check Point Software and Initial Buy
I am almost done with my DCF Valuation of Check Point Software Technologie (CHKP). I will do a follow-up post with the detailed analysis the week after next week, since I will be on holidays. Here are a few quick observations and facts about the Company…Continue reading “Initial Valuation of Check Point Software and Initial Buy”